The first and second battalions of Royal Marines saw considerable action along the Spanish coastline during the Peninsular War, and Wellington was sufficiently impressed to request they be placed under his command, which was refused by the Admiralty.
I have represented this battalion in fairly good uniform order as they travelled mostly aboard ship and so were not subject to the rigours of field campaigning. In order to make up the 12 rear rank figures I included a line sergeant with replaced marine head, so there is a sergeant at either end of the unit. The bases will be the standard 120mm centre base with two flanking bases of 60mm when deployed in line. The MDF bases will be ordered from Tony at east Riding Miniatures today. Figures are all Sash & Sabre.
This brings the 40mm infantry total up to 8 battalions per side, each of 24 figures plus skirmisher bases, about another 36 figures per side.
Sash & sabre Royal Marine battalion, painted over 6 weeks Dec to Jan.
Next I will begin to tackle the Rocket Troop base along with the winged Hussars for John and the last of the Goblin archers.